Industrial logging accident near Orick leaves one man dead

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — An industrial logging accident on a rural property near Orick leaves one man dead.

Thursday around 10:35 am, Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were called out to a property in the area of Johnson Road and Bald Hills Road near Orick for an industrial logging accident with one injured.

According to witnesses on scene, 2 pieces of logging equipment reportedly collided injuring a 70-year-old man. Lifesaving efforts were performed, but the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased shortly after. He is identified as John Henry Sims Jr. of Crescent City. An autopsy will be schedule for next week.

The case is under investigation by HCSO and CAL OSHA.